The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 36 35 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing TDD 11 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.29% 1.48% 6.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.15% 1.92% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 8
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£325 £256 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £251 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £261 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
TDD
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
265 156 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 79.34% 76.85% 63.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 113 77
Average daily rate £330 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £401 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £35.31 £31.90 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.69% -14.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.91 £21.06 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £31.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Somerset region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 7 £325 - 1
Bath -1 4 £341 - 9
Bridgwater - - - -
Street - - - -
TDD
South West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing TDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TDD.

1 37 (78.72%) C#
1 37 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (76.60%) Scrum
3 35 (74.47%) .NET
4 23 (48.94%) SOA
4 23 (48.94%) Unit Testing
4 23 (48.94%) Security Cleared
5 22 (46.81%) SC Cleared
6 21 (44.68%) SQL
6 21 (44.68%) ASP.NET
7 20 (42.55%) K2 blackpearl
8 18 (38.30%) SQL Server
9 11 (23.40%) HTML
10 10 (21.28%) MySQL
10 10 (21.28%) CSS
11 9 (19.15%) BDD
12 8 (17.02%) XML
12 8 (17.02%) Back Office
13 7 (14.89%) MVC
13 7 (14.89%) Web Design
13 7 (14.89%) XSLT
13 7 (14.89%) OO
13 7 (14.89%) XHTML
13 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
13 7 (14.89%) Web Services
13 7 (14.89%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
14 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (12.77%) Sitecore
15 5 (10.64%) DV Cleared

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing TDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (42.55%) K2 blackpearl
2 5 (10.64%) Umbraco
3 3 (6.38%) ExpressionEngine
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.26%) Drupal
5 1 (2.13%) JBoss
5 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (38.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.28%) MySQL
3 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
3 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
4 4 (8.51%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.51%) SpecFlow
2 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.38%) Selenium
3 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.02%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (85.11%) Developer
2 23 (48.94%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.89%) SQL Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Junior
4 5 (10.64%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Junior Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Junior Java Developer
5 4 (8.51%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Scala Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) PHP Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Sitecore Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Umbraco Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Junior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (74.47%) .NET
2 21 (44.68%) ASP.NET
3 11 (23.40%) HTML
4 10 (21.28%) CSS
5 8 (17.02%) XML
6 7 (14.89%) XSLT
6 7 (14.89%) XHTML
6 7 (14.89%) Web Services
7 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (8.51%) Batik
8 4 (8.51%) SVG
8 4 (8.51%) Gherkin
8 4 (8.51%) Akka
8 4 (8.51%) Play Framework
9 3 (6.38%) jQuery
9 3 (6.38%) LAMP
10 2 (4.26%) SOAP
10 2 (4.26%) WCF
10 2 (4.26%) Ajax
10 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (76.60%) Scrum
3 23 (48.94%) SOA
3 23 (48.94%) Unit Testing
4 9 (19.15%) BDD
5 7 (14.89%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (14.89%) MVC
5 7 (14.89%) OO
5 7 (14.89%) Web Design
6 4 (8.51%) Process Management
6 4 (8.51%) Pair Programming
6 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
6 4 (8.51%) Web Development
7 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.38%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.38%) User Stories
7 3 (6.38%) OO PHP
7 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (78.72%) C#
2 21 (44.68%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.51%) Scala
5 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.38%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) Security Cleared
2 22 (46.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) ISEB
5 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Sitecore
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
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